Katharine Hansen was the creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers; she also wrote content for Quintessential Careers. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the author of Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates and A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market (both published by Ten Speed Press). She is also the author of Top Notch Executive Resumes (Career Press), and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA (Ten Speed), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills (Alpha).
Emphasizing Your Classroom-Learned Transferable and Marketable Skills on Your Cover Letter
You've spent formative years in college classrooms, learning and developing the skills you hoped would make you successful in the...READ MORE
Your E-Resume’s File Format Aligns with its Delivery Method
E-resumes, or electronic resumes, is a broadly used term that covers several types of resumes. Online resume submission, however, has...READ MORE
Your Job-Search Resume Needs a Focal Point: How Job-Seekers Can Add...
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Every resume needs a focal point -- a device (or set of devices)...READ MORE
Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer?
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. In my career as a resume writer, the vast majority of resumes I...READ MORE
Why Job-Seekers Have a Weak Grasp on Their Accomplishments
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. You probably know that communicating your accomplishments is an important aspect of your...READ MORE
What Good is a College Education Anyway? The Value of a...
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Questioning whether you should go to college? Here are five ways that a...READ MORE
What Resume Format is Best for You?
Printer-Friendly Version by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Find the most current articles on resumes in...READ MORE
What Does a Well-Branded Digital Presence Look Like? See Excellent Samples...
Experts agree that job-seekers -- and even those not in the market but open to a job change -- increasingly...READ MORE
Turning Your Internship into a Job: How College Students Can Get...
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen Ph.D. After Clint Pyle's summer internship with CNL Group Inc. (now CNL Financial Group)...READ MORE
Underqualified Job-Seeker? Ten Tips to Inspire Employers to Take a Leap...
by Katharine Hansen Ph.D. If you're anything like me, you've sometimes spotted an employment ad or job posting and...READ MORE
The Unspoken Secrets of Job Interviewing: How Your Nonverbal Presentation and...
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. The content of what you say in response to questions (and the content...READ MORE
Use Stories to Prove Your Skills
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. How do you convince employers that you possess the skills required to perform...READ MORE
Use Your Blog as a Resume? Part I: Pros and Cons
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Editor's note: This article is the first of two parts. Part II provides...READ MORE
Use Your Blog as a Resume? Part II: Tips and Examples
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Editor's note: This article is the second of two parts. Part I discusses...READ MORE
Turning A Temp Job Into a Permanent Position
Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Temping can be a good opportunity in any economy. Jobseekers...READ MORE
How to Show Off Your Transferable Skills in Your Cover Letter
While a resume is certainly important for highlighting any job seeker’s primary skills and work experience, when it’s paired with...READ MORE
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